Sailor Neptune has been a costume I've wanted to do for a long time, but never felt confident enough to do. And without a Uranus, I didn't feel like there was much of a point to attempting this. But then I met *Faxen and that changed! Since I'd always had the inclining and I've been doing my best to tackle costumes/characters that I'm self-conscious about doing, I decided to take on Neptune for UCon. It was a small con, but a nice start to con season and a good place to debut Neptune! Plus, I feel like I've gained even more skills than I previously had because Neptune was quite a challenge (and it was a great opportunity to practise making fuuku since I plan to do Sailor Hawkeye (inspired by Sailor Avengers fanart) this summer!) I put a lot of time into making the costume and styling the wig, and it was definitely worth it.
I owe a big thanks to *Faxen for all his help and guidance on this! I worked really hard on this costume, but there were some hurdles that really frustrated me and made me feel unhappy about my skills as a seamstress. But he was always really understanding and willing to show me better ways to do things, and even fixed my gloves so that they actually fit me properly and had the correct number of rolls (because I'd accidentally overlooked that aspect)! We had lots of fun, lots of silly jokes and goofy pictures, I got to meet and cosplay with the amazing Star from ~Twin-Cosplay, and I can't wait to cosplay Sailor Neptune again with *Faxen! And hopefully I'll get to do more versions of Neptune in the future!